Hey guys, I have been perusing this site learning about the struggle people go through with this drug.
I'm very grateful to have a forum where to ask for advice and help.
I have been tapering off duloxetine for quite a while, I started with the alternating dose method from 120mg down to 30mg but needed to slow taper. I thought 1mg/fortnight would be OK but it turned out it wasn't, when I dropped from 3mg-2mg the withdrawals were intense, vertigo, impending doom, ear ringing, blood pressure changes, palpitations, felt like passing out, etcetc.
I decided to just stick at 2mg and the worst of the withdrawals had lasted about a month, now I have constant anxiety and brain fog/retardation and it's really affecting my relationships and schooling.
I'm going to do bead counting 1/fortnight but first I need to stabilise. Is it OK to reinstate a higher dose? It has been 2 months since my last drop.